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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 14:31:23 PM »

Great. I’ll do the same. Feeling happier now I have a (sort of) plan in place! x

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 14:06:04 PM »
Yes - someone on here ( @Ploshkin ?) calls it 'sewing in the teacup'.

I like the sound of that!  :drink:

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 14:05:10 PM »
@Ohsewsimple thank you, that’s very helpful. I keep being drawn to the Jaguar overlockers.

I’m mostly housebound so getting out is difficult under normal circumstances. We’re in Tier 4 so almost impossible now 😞

I think I’ll make a few phone calls when the holiday is over and chat to some of the sellers. I was recommended Sewing machines direct from this group and they were helpful when I bought my sewing machine so they will be first on my list 😊

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 12:07:05 PM »
@Ellabella that’s helpful, thank you x

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 12:06:00 PM »

@Acorn thank you. I’m veering towards the Jaguar so will put it on my list and check it out!

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Overlocker recommendations around £350
« on: December 27, 2020, 11:43:25 AM »

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas 🎄

I received some money to put towards an overlocker and the more research I do the more confused I seem to get!

I have been looking at the following models and would be very interested to hear your personal experience of these.  I’ve been recommended to get a 2, 3, 4 thread model. Also, do I need a free arm on an overlocker?  If so, this would take the Jaguar off my list 🤔

Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0

Jaguar 489

Huskvana Huskylock S15

Are there any others in this price range that you think I should look at?

Thanks for your guidance x

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Sewing Machines / Re: Any way to cancel automatic locking stitch?
« on: November 18, 2020, 11:29:11 AM »
I spoke to Sam at Janome Customer Service this morning and she advised that there isn't a way to turn off the lock stitch at the beginning of the zig zag stitch  :(  They are set like that, but you do have the option to lock or reverse stitch at the end!

Not the answer we were looking for, but it's an answer  :rolleyes:

I think starting the stitch on a scrap piece of fabric suggested earlier in this thread is going to be the best solution for me to avoid this.  Just have to remember before I hit the pedal!

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Sewing Machines / Re: Any way to cancel automatic locking stitch?
« on: November 13, 2020, 08:26:25 AM »

@Vezelay I have been scouring my Instruction manual for my Janome (5270QDC) this week as I noticed that mine is annoyingly doing the same on zigzag stitch. If you get a response from Janome please let us know!  I’m in the U.K. so if I am able I will call them and let you know if I get any closer to a solution x

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Sewing Machines / Re: To cover or not to cover 🤔
« on: November 13, 2020, 07:16:39 AM »

@Renegade Sewist and fellow Spoonie  :hug:

We do have two fur babies 😺😸 so I’m making sure I throw a tea towel over it at the moment. Maybe I’ll get some inspiration and energy to make something a little more exciting, but there’s always something else I’d rather do!

I’m very fortunate as I’m able to leave ‘Jessie’ out and set up downstairs otherwise I wouldn’t get to use her at all 💙

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Sewing Machines / Re: To cover or not to cover 🤔
« on: November 09, 2020, 15:49:20 PM »
That’s a great idea. In fact, my OH just said why don’t you make a cover to go over the whole thing and put the rigid cover away. He’s got a lot of confidence in me!  I think a tea towel is a great starting point 😃

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Sewing Machines / Re: Is it OK to use generic sewing machine feet?
« on: November 09, 2020, 15:37:50 PM »

Will do @Ohsewsimple 👍

I’ve been reading the Janome catalogue. Who knew there where so many different presser feet available?!

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Sewing Machines / To cover or not to cover 🤔
« on: November 09, 2020, 15:33:13 PM »

Do you cover your sewing machines every time you finish using them? 

As someone with ME every activity, no matter how small, has consequences on my health. So it’s easier for me to keep my machine uncovered so that when I’ve got a little energy I can do a little bit.  This maybe as little as 10 minutes here and there or longer on a better day.

If I want to cover ‘Jessie’ with the supplied plastic hard cover after each use I have to remove the extension table, the knee bar, unplug the power and foot pedal cables which is all energy I’d rather use sewing!

Is it ok to leave it set up so it’s always ready when I am?!


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Sewing Machines / Re: Is it OK to use generic sewing machine feet?
« on: November 08, 2020, 11:24:08 AM »

The generic binding foot arrived and it fitted and worked OK.  It isn’t very robust and I think I needed to be a little more careful than I was, but I can see how it may work if I do more binding in the future.  Think I’m going to add the Janome specific one to my Christmas list as I perhaps maybe misunderstood how the measurements of bias binding work 🤦🏼‍♀️

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So what have you named the new machine? (We name everything here too. Our Hoover vacuum cleaner, for instance, is named Herbert.)

OMG we must be kindred spirits as I thought I was the only one that named inanimate objects.  My electric wheelchair is called Buddy and my manual one is Wally.  The OH has a hard time to keep up sometimes.  I could go on ....   :laughing: 

My original New Home was called Susan and my new Janome is called Jessie.  I'd love to hear what other people call their sewing machines x


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Sewing Machines / Re: Is it OK to use generic sewing machine feet?
« on: November 05, 2020, 19:36:27 PM »

@Goth Gardiner I've ordered the generic foot as I don't believe the official Janome will work for my project, but will only give it a go if it sits correctly on the plate.  I'll let you know how I get on.   

I can see my first experience of working with binding could be fun, so I'll definitely be adopting your hope for the best technique, although I think I may have also mastered that already  ;)

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